Konstantinos Tsakiris, Chairman
Born in Athens in 1971, he is the 2nd generation in Shipping after his father John who passed away in 2003. Divorced with 3 daughters, speaks 6 languages. Studied Aeronautical Engineer from Imperial College London in 1990-1994 . Spent some time in between as a cadet officer of the Merchant Navy on board his father’s company vessels and then also did an internship at Pankar Maritime, Athens, under the supervision of Mr. Tony Petrochylos. Served in the 2nd Para Regiment as Lieutenant and after finishing in 1996 he took over his fathers company Shipping & Produce which had just been liquidated. Effectively starting with only a shell company in Piraeus Navipower Compania Naviera (serving only as a branch office, the main office Shipping & Produce being in London), he gradualy started building up a new team and renamed the company Paradise Navigation SA. After obtaining all newly-required then certifications they proceeded with the first ship acquisition in 1997. He has relinquished the Managing Director position to Vakis Koutsoukos in 2008 but remains till today mainly responsible for all the strategic decisions and business development for the Paradise Group.